Jack Whitten on Mapping the Soul

“As an abstract painter, I work with things that I cannot see,” says Jack Whitten. “Google has mapped the whole earth. We have maps of Mars. We don’t have a map of the soul, and that intrigues me.” Here the painter discusses Soul Map, a large-scale acrylic collage on view in the exhibition Jack Whitten: 50 Years of Paintings.

Cite this page as: Walker Art Center, "Jack Whitten on Mapping the Soul," in Smarthistory, September 10, 2021, accessed July 15, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/jack-whitten-mapping-the-soul/.